WOKING, England – McLaren has confirmed that Carlos Sainz Jr. and Lando Norris will remain with the team for the 2020 Formula One season.
“Today’s announcement provides the team with the continuity to keep pushing forward,” said Andreas Seidl, Team Principal of McLaren Racing. “The performance of both Carlos and Lando have been a key part of the team’s progress. Their feedback has enabled our engineers to develop the MCL34 and look ahead to the MCL35. Carlos has played a key role in developing the car using his experience, while Lando has got up to speed with the demands of Formula One incredibly quickly and is growing in confidence every weekend. This is welcome news for the whole McLaren team and we look forward to continuing our partnership together.”
Both drivers are in their first seasons with McLaren. Sainz, who is in his fifth full season of Formula One competition, has a best finish of sixth for McLaren so far this year.
Norris, a Formula One rookie, also has a best finish of sixth during his inaugural season with the McLaren brand.
“I’m delighted we’re able to announce our 2020 driver line-up ahead of the team’s home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend,” said Zak Brown, the CEO of McLaren Racing. “Both Carlos and Lando are proving themselves as racers and are integral to our path to recovery. They have made a real contribution to the positive momentum and morale within the team, both at the track and back at the factory. The reception they’ve received from our fans has been outstanding and they are superb ambassadors for the McLaren brand, personifying our Fearlessly Forward mentality.”